Blairsville - Lake Nottely, Georgia

Blairsville Ga proper is very small, only about 1 mile square, however, the surrounding area includes Lake Nottely, Brasstown Bald (highest peak in Georgia) and Helton Creek Falls - one of Georgia's best waterfalls.

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Blairsville, Ga

Blairsville Georgia's area is famous for Lake Nottely for swimming, boating and bass fishing: Brasstown Bald which is the highest peak in Georgia;  and Helton Creek Falls which is one of Georgia's top waterfalls and swimming holes - all great North Georgia family visits! 

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Blairsville - Lake Nottely Georgia

With so much to explore, make Blairsville Georgia you home base for family fun!

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Top Things to Do...

Blairsville is all about the outdoor experience! Check out the Top Three Things to do in and around Blairsville!

Blairsville GA Places to Eat

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From Caribbean, Latin, Italian to American, this North Georgia town has quite a bit to offer! 

Brasstown Bald Georgia

Brasstown Bald

The Top of Georgia -  Brasstown Bald is the highest point in Georgia and has a great state park with observation tower. Only 18 minutes from Blairsville! 

Top Three Things to Do in Blairsville Georgia!

1> Explore Lake Nottely

Lake Nottely is one of many reservoirs of the Tennessee Valley Authority. It is located entirely in Union County, and within the Chatahoochee-Oconee National Forests. Formed in 1942 by the damming of the Nottely River, it extends 20 miles upstream to the town of Blairsville.

Construction of Nottely Dam began in 1941 and was completed in 1942. 

Approximately 70% of the shoreline is under the jurisdiction of the United States Forest Service and undeveloped. 

Rent pontoon boats and kayaks and explore this great North Georgia resource.  Scroll down for more about boating on Lake Nottely. Check out our lake front vacation rentals on Lake Nottely here: [Lake Nottely Vacation Rentals]

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Boating on Lake Nottely

There are several marinas on Lake Nottely offering jet ski, pontoon and kayak rentals. Expect to go thru a training session if you rent a power boat of any kind and allow time for that.  Check these links out:

Nottely Boat Club & Marina
Address: 6036 GA-325, Blairsville, GA 30512
Phone: (706) 897-9499
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Nottely Marina
Address: 86 Doucette Cir, Blairsville, GA
Phone: (706) 745-3638
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North Georgia Watersports (RENTAL CENTER & MARINA)
Address: 1733 Murphy Hwy, Blairsville, GA 30512
Phone: (706) 835-1222
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The Cove at Nottely Boat Club
Address: 6036 GA-325, Blairsville, GA 30512
Phone: (706) 897-9499
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2> Helton Creek Falls

The Helton Creek Falls Trail is an easy, short hike to the two sets of falls. The lower falls drops about 30' to a pool at the bottom. The upper falls drops at least 60' Please stay on the walking paths and observation deck! 

Upper Helton Creek Falls

Helton Creek Falls

One of the highest waterfalls in Georgia and only a few minutes from Blairsville.

Map to Helton Creek Falls

Helton Creek Falls are about 25 minutes south of Blairsville. 

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Helton Creek Falls

3> Vogel State Park

Vogel State Park is a 233-acre state park located at the base of Blood Mountain in the Chattahoochee National Forest. It became one of the first two parks in Georgia when it founded a state park system in 1931

The park features streams, a waterfall, and Lake Trahlyta. At 2,500 feet elevation it is one of Georgia's highest altitude state parks. 

Vogel include full connection camp sites as well as cabins for rent. 

Trahlyta Falls is located directly below the lake and is a stepping stone waterfall. The walking trail is a 1 mile loop - short and steep but should be on your to do list! 

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Map to Vogel State Park

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Blairsville Ga Dining Options

Here are the top 5 restaurants in Blairsville, Georgia according to TripAdvisor.

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Top 5 Blairsville Restaurants

Blairsville GA Restaurants
Nani's Restaurant
51D Earnest St, Blairsville, GA 706-745-0010
Dan's Grill
305J Murphy Hwy, Blairsville, GA 706-745-0013

Saw Mill Place
1150 Pat Haralson Memorial Dr, Blairsville,

Michaelee's Italian Life Caffe
6C Town Square, Blairsville, GA 706-400-5603

Sat Only
Hole In The Wall
12B Town Sq, Blairsville, GA 30512-3565
Closed Wednesday

More about Blairsville Georgia

Blairsville is a city in Union County, Georgia, United States. It is the county seat and largest city of Union County. Blairsville is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains and is known for its scenic beauty, outdoor recreation opportunities, and rich history. It is a popular tourist destination for hiking, fishing, and other outdoor activities.

Blairsville, Georgia

This video highlights all the area attractions, that you would enjoy while vacationing in the North Ga. Mountains..

During the 1830s, the United States conducted Indian Removal of the Cherokee Nation and other Southeast tribes, to what was designated as Indian Territory west of the Mississippi River. This area along the Nottely River was part of the large Cherokee territory and the leader Goingsnake was born here in 1758. After American settlers moved into this area, in 1835 the Georgia General Assembly designated Blairsville as the Union County seat. The town is named after American Revolutionary War veteran James Blair.

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Featured Rental in Blairsville, GA

A LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN IN THE PEACEFUL NORTH GEORGIA MOUNTAINS ON LAKE NOTTLEY. Whether a family vacation or a romantic getaway YOU'LL LOVE THIS 4 bedroom 2 bath real log cabin on 14 mile long TVA lake. All just three miles from down town Blairsville, Ga. Fish, Ski or just cruise this magnificent body of water that meanders through the hills of the area. While you are here you will enjoy some of the best mountain golf, antique/craft shops, hiking the Appalachian Trail, horseback riding, whitewater rafting or just setting on the back deck in a rocker or swing enjoying the view of the lake.

1900 sq. ft
4 bedrooms
7 beds Sleeps 8
2 bathrooms
1 full bath1 half bath
Kitchen Living Room Deck/Patio

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Blairsville, Georgia

Blairsville, Georgia has a rich history that dates back to the late 18th century. The area was originally inhabited by the Cherokee Indians, who used the land for hunting and farming. In the late 1700s, European settlers began to move into the area, and the city of Blairsville was officially established in 1835.

During the Civil War, Blairsville was a center of Confederate support, and it was the site of a number of skirmishes between Confederate and Union troops. After the war, the city saw a period of growth and prosperity, and many of the area's historic buildings were constructed during this time.

In the 20th century, Blairsville became a popular tourist destination, attracting visitors with its scenic beauty, outdoor recreation opportunities, and rich cultural heritage. Today, the city is a thriving community that celebrates its history and heritage through events, museums, and other cultural attractions.

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